Eyes on the Fries: Young Workers in the Service Economy
Low wages, erratic schedules, no health care, work-school conflicts. This film looks beyond the stereotypes of carefree and undeserving youth to uncover a reality that millions of young working people know all too well: no matter how hard you work and how well you do in school, it can be difficult to stay afloat when you’re coming of age in a “McJob” economy. But there are ways to improve things — and young people are taking the lead.
ERIC SCHLOSSER, author of Fast Food Nation
JULIANNE MALVEAUX, economist
BILL FLETCHER, director of TransAfrica Forum
STUART TANNOCK, author of Youth at Work
SARA FLOCKS, co-founder of Young Workers United
and the voices of many young workers
A film by CASEY PEEK and JEREMY BLASI
Produced by the UC Berkeley Labor Center in association with Peek Media.
Running Time: 21 minutes
Release year: 2004
The video comes with a free accompanying curriculum guide with numerous participatory exercises on the economy. » Download curriculum